In Psalm 119:6 the psalmist proclaimed, “Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.” In verse 31 the psalmist lifted up his prayer, “I have stuck unto thy testimonies: O LORD, put me not to shame.” In verse 46 the psalmist expressed his commitment, “I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.” Again in verse 80 the psalmist lifted up his prayer, “Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.” Yet again in verse 116 the psalmist lifted up his prayer, “Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.”
In all five of these verses, the psalmist employed either the verb “ashamed” or its corresponding noun “shame.” Furthermore, in all five of these verses the psalmist spoke about not being ashamed or not having shame. What then does it mean to be “ashamed”? It means to have a feeling of humiliation or embarrassment because of some wrong or foolish decision. So then, what was involved in the psalmist’s desire not to be ashamed?
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